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Denise Kaigler

2014 Speaker

Denise Kaigler is senior vice president of corporate affairs & communications for Boston Scientific Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for all company communications and select corporate activity, including internal and external communications, media relations, strategic affairs, corporate branding and advertising, corporate events, leadership communications and corporate citizenship, which includes community relations and The Boston Scientific Foundation. Denise joined Boston Scientific in May, 2011.

Denise has more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications, global public relations, community initiatives, marketing and corporate branding. Her professional background includes leading the Corporate Affairs group at Nintendo of America where she was responsible for corporate communications, public relations, entertainment marketing and trend (social media) marketing.

Prior to Nintendo, Denise dedicated 17 years to Reebok International, beginning in media and public relations and eventually being promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. Upon Reebok’s acquisition by Adidas, Denise became Head of Global Corporate Communications and Corporate Citizenship for Reebok, and the Head of Corporate Communications, U.S. for the Adidas Group, which encompasses Adidas, Reebok, Rockport and Taylor Made Golf. She began her career in television news as a reporter, anchor and producer in Columbus, Georgia.

Denise has received numerous awards and honors, including:

Corporate Leadership on behalf of Boston Scientific – Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (2014)
2013 Leading Women – Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (2013)
Top Influential Women in Corporate America – Savoy magazine (2012)
Academy of Women Achievers – YWCA (2007)
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters – Western New England College (2006)
Women to Watch – Boston Women’s Magazine (2005) Exceptional Women in Business -Boston’s Magic 106.7 (2005)
Alumni Achievement – Emerson College (2005)
Mary Eliza Mahoney – Dimock Health Center (2005) 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business – Network Journal magazine (2004)

Denise is very active in supporting non-profit organizations and fundraising activities that benefit youth and women. She mentors several young women, facilitates diversity programs and discussions, leads professional development workshops and serves as a speaker at non-profit events and professional conferences.

Denise holds a B.A. in Journalism from Emerson College in Boston, where she served on the Board of Overseers for two terms. Denise is currently a Board Director for the Boston Chamber of Commerce and is Chair of the Chamber’s Women’s Network Advisory Board. She is also a Board Director for Sail Boston, Inc. Denise and her family reside in Massachusetts.